I loved how the book sucked you into the story as if you were right there with all the characters. I simply could not put it down, the whole series is amazing. I would definitely recommend this book if you love to read, I will definitely be reading the series again! Hoping there is another book in the series because this book has left me wanting more! I chose 5 star raising because this book held my attention, there was never a part where I could just put it down and I truly got lost in the story!
I’m really enjoying Shannon Pemrick’s Experimental Heart series, and Secrets, it’s third book, is a great addition. Eira is such a perfectly beautiful flawed character, a tortured soul with a bloody past, and a wonderful lead for this tale. Former assassin, now “reformed” and ambassador for the rebellion fighting the tyrant Zarda, she has a huge number of tasks on her plate (including, by the way, a still growing relationship with the shape-shifting dragon, Raikidan). How she handles all of this makes for a stellar story that’s truly well written with its fantastic supporting cast band a plot that’s both strong in itself and a strong contribution to the overall story line. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband from my hospital bed I could go on and on with praises - the book definitely deserves it. Since I can’t do that I will simply note that the book is most definitely one to read, it is easy to highly recommend. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.
Secrets takes up where Pieces left off. A swirl of intriguing circumstances and unexpected events surround the main protagonist, Eira, forcing her to grow despite herself.
Dragons and Shamans from outside the city have chosen to support the rebellion, making Eira their ambassador—a position that turns out difficult to fill. At the same time Eira must deal with her past as an assassin—a past where she was forced to kill innocents. Further, secrets are revealed about her past involving her mother, father, and the tyrant Zarda who is bent on world domination. Finally, in the midst of all this, Eira must learn to deal with her growing relationship with the shape-shifting dragon, Raikidan.
As is typical with this series, there are plenty of twists and turns. There are numerous supporting characters, each with their own stories and demons to face. Note that these are character driven novels—they focus on relationships and character interaction. There is an overall plot, but it provides more of a backdrop to the individual characters’ growth.
Overall, Secrets is a good edition to the series. It pushes the characters out of their comfort zone and forces them to grow to both face their past and meet new challenges along the way. If you have read the other installments in the series, you will not be disappointed.